Commit e270cd70 authored by dosire's avatar dosire
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Since the 22th is fixed we can use absolute dates.

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## Make a release branch
After making the release branch new commits are cherry-picked from master. When the release gets closer we get more selective what is cherry-picked.
After making the release branch new commits are cherry-picked from master. When the release gets closer we get more selective what is cherry-picked. The days of the month are approximately as follows:
* 5 days before release: feature freeze (stop merging new features)
* 4 days before release: UI freeze (stop merging changes to the user interface)
* 3 days before release: code freeze (stop merging non-essential code improvements)
* 2 days before release: release candidate 1 (tag and tweet about x.x.rc1)
* 1 day before release: release candidate 2 (optional, only if rc1 had problems)
* 17th: feature freeze (branch and stop merging new features)
* 18th: UI freeze (stop cherry-picking changes to the user interface)
* 19th: code freeze (stop cherry-picking non-essential code improvements)
* 20th: release candidate 1 (tag and tweet about x.x.rc1)
* 21th: release candidate 2 (optional, only if rc1 had problems)
* 22th: release (update VERSION and CHANGELOG, tag, blog and tweet)
# Write a blog post
* Mention what GitLab is on the second line: GitLab is open source software to collaborate on code.
* Select and thank the the Most Valuable Person (MVP) of this release.
* Note if there are security fixes: This release fixes an important security issue and we advise everyone to upgrade as soon as possible.
## Last actions
1. Update VERSION and CHANGELOG
1. Create a git tag vX.X.X
1. Publish the blog post
1. Tweet about the release
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* Add a note if there are security fixes: This release fixes an important security issue and we advise everyone to upgrade as soon as possible.
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